A nurse eavesdrops with a friend on a cell phone conversation that describes a bank heist. She and the friend then conspire to blackmail the robbers for $2 million.

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Shannon
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Frances
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Mason
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Tremaine
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Danny
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Kerrigan
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Ray
Simon Scardifield ...
Tony
Len Collin ...
Barry
Jane Partridge ...
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Ranjit Krishnamma ...
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Mark Meadows ...
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Ben Walden ...
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Michael Attwell ...
Duty Sergeant (as Mike Attwell)
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Storyline

Two best girlfriends living in London suddenly find themselves battling wits with seasoned criminals when they decide to blackmail the culprits of a bank heist in their neighborhood rather than reporting the crime to the police. Refusing to be played by this new competition and give up the demanded $2 million, the leaders of the gang of robbers (Kevin McNally and Michael Gambon) decide to start playing dirty tricks, threaten violence and counterfeit money in an effort to throw the two women (played by Minnie Driver and Mary McCormack) off course. When the blackmail and counter attacks hurt an innocent bystander, the kooky best friends must use their friendship to empower each other to lure the hardened criminals into a risky trap. Written by Anna <dimenxia@yahoo.com>

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Rated R for language, some violence and nudity | See all certifications »
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$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£454,989 (UK) (20 July 2001)

Gross:

$226,792 (USA) (9 November 2001)
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Trivia

Mel Smith:  Pushing past Mason at the train station whilst he is trying to explain to the ticket collector why he has not got a ticket. See more »

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When Frances leaves Danny's flat, she closes the door. But when Danny returns, it's wide open. See more »

Quotes

Shannon: Wait. I just thought of something.
Frances: What?
Shannon: You're a woman.
Frances: ...Yeah.
Shannon: Guys like that won't take orders from women. They just pulled off a multi-million pound bank robbery and some woman rings them up asking for 300,000 pounds? I don't think they're gonna take you seriously.
Frances: It's the 21st century. Women are doing every kind of job. We can do extortion.
Shannon: What are you trying to do? Raise their consciousness or get the money?
Frances: Ideally, both.
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The producer would like to thank ... The Residents of Lower Kingswood (All that gunfire) ... See more »

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References V.I. Warshawski (1991) See more »

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Very funny.
6 June 2002 | by (Brighton, England) – See all my reviews

Everybody raves about The Full Monty, which while I think it is very funny, it is also over rated. This film, while not perfect, I thought was as good as The Full Monty, if not better. The crooks weren't to dumb, and they were menacing. The comedy was funny, but not over the top, OK. a little bit over the top at the end. I laughed out loud a lot, and I would give this film a firm recommendation. It's just a shame every new British Comedy Film that comes out has to be compared to The Full Monty, a film which is funny but slightly over rated.


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